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Millennials are none too happy with the GOP, either!

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 12:30pm

We recently reported that multiple polls suggest millennials are unhappy with President Obama.

But an astute analysis by Francesca Chambers, the Editor of Red Alert Politics, says they aren’t rushing to join the Republican Party, either.

Though less college students now identify as Democrats, the percentage of college students who say they are...

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What’s The Least Free Place in America?

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 11:00am

Would it surprise you to learn that the answer to that question is colleges and universities? This new video from Prager University featuring Greg Lukianoff of The FIRE will blow your mind.

Question: Which American institution—one that prides itself on being open, democratic, and diverse—punishes its members severely for offering unpopular opinions,...

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U. of Virginia’s newest loan policy may leave poorest students poorer

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 9:30am

In an effort to cut its costs,  the University of Virginia  changing a student aid policy that will pass the costs onto low-income students.

Inside Higher Ed’s Ry Rivard has the details.

Instead of guaranteeing that poor undergraduates can get through college debt-free, the University of Virginia decided it’s going to make low-income...

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Anti-Semitism Invades Canadian College Campus

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 8:00am

Hatred of Israel and Jewish students has become a problem at the University of Calgary. Prof. Phyllis Chesler outlined the situation in a recent op-ed at Israel National News.

Jewish Students Fight Back on Canadian Campus

It’s Gaza in the Canadian Rockies on campuses.

While Canadian PM Harper, a true friend of Israel, “gets...

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How the “War on Men” Affects the “War on Poverty”

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Posted by    Monday, January 27, 2014 at 6:30pm

Aspen Times contributor Melanie Sturm was recently featured on Canto Talk to discuss her newest “Think Again” column, To Win War On Poverty, Close Male Gender Gap.

Host Silvio Canto, Jr. and I joined her in the discussion of how the anti-boy environment in grades K-12 is now translating to declines in...

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“Are adjunct professors the fast-food workers of the academic world?”

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Posted by    Monday, January 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

James Hoff writes at The Guardian about working as an adjunct professor.

Sounds like the problem here is supply and demand.

Are adjunct professors the fast-food workers of the academic world?

I am what’s called an adjunct. I teach four courses per semester at two different colleges, and I am paid just $24,000 a...

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U. of Memphis Slashes Student Newspaper Funds Because of Critical Report

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Posted by    Monday, January 27, 2014 at 3:30pm

The student newspaper at the University of Memphis found its budget slashed by $25,000 because the student government and university administration didn’t like the paper’s critical report on their activities.

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)  has a video report covering The Daily Helmsman’s role as a campus watchdog.

Chelsea Boozer...

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U. Missouri Offers Class on Jay Z and Kanye West

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Posted by    Monday, January 27, 2014 at 2:00pm

Is this higher education or MTV?

Warner Todd Houston of Breitbart has the story.

U of Missouri Offering Class on Jay Z and Kanye West’s Relationship, Poetry

Once again we see publicly funded higher education in the USA fostering cutting-edge matriculation. This time it is the University of Missouri plumbing the importance of the...

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UCLA Student Rails Against School’s Prop. 13 Reform Campaign Claims

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Posted by    Monday, January 27, 2014 at 12:30pm

One of the saving graces for California taxpayers has been 1978′s Proposition 13 reforms that stopped the rapid escalation in property taxes by capping local property taxes at 1 percent of the property value on the day of purchase.

However, California’s progressives and politicos have been seeking to undermine those reforms for...

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Op-Ed Says Obama’s Efforts to Help College Students Favor the Rich

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Posted by    Monday, January 27, 2014 at 11:00am

Now that the media has latched onto Obama’s focus on income inequality, we can expect a lot more pieces like this one from Jon Marcus.

This is CNN.

Obama seeking to help poor students, but policies favor the rich: opinion

A White House push to increase the college enrollment of low-income students comes as...

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Dartmouth’s Race Activists Ramp Up Divisive Rhetoric in MLK, Jr.’s Name

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Posted by    Monday, January 27, 2014 at 9:30am

Not content with simply barring conservative students from attending meetings, Dartmouth’s race malcontents are now ramping up their rhetoric against new targets in the name of slain civil rights icon, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Radical activist members of Dartmouth College’s Afro-American Society are calling for the college to ramp up efforts to...

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University of Wisconsin Lodge Forced to Remove Bibles from Rooms

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Posted by    Monday, January 27, 2014 at 8:00am

The Freedom from Religion Foundation strikes again.

Todd Starnes of FOX News reports.

Bibles removed from University of Wisconsin lodge

The Freedom From Religion Foundation isn’t objecting to bedbugs, nor is it objecting to stained bedsheets. But when it found out a lodge owned by the University of Wisconsin had Bibles in its rooms,...

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Government Can’t Guarantee Jobs for College Grads

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Posted by    Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 5:00pm

A new column from Megan McArdle at Bloomberg explores something you’d think would be obvious to most people.

Why Uncle Sam Can’t Guarantee College Grads a Job

Tressie McMillan Cottom has an idea:

“Probably the single best proposal for higher education isn’t a higher-education proposal at all. A federal job guarantee has moved from...

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UNC-Chapel Hill Acknowledges Complete Academic Oversight Failure for Athletes

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Posted by    Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 3:30pm

We reported that a University of North Carolina professor was threatened with death after revealing athletes’ shockingly low reading levels.

Now, it looks like school administrators are acknowledging the professor was right.

The Herald-Sun reports:

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt stood in front of members of the media Thursday morning and said the university...

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White House Overreaches With College Sexual Assault

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Posted by    Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 2:00pm

Last week we reported that the White House had announced a new task force to deal with sexual assault on college campuses.

Cathy Young of Minding The Campus is skeptical.

The White House Overreaches on Campus Rape

Wednesday’s

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Has “Hook-Up Culture” Fallen Victim to Student Debt Crisis?

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Posted by    Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 12:30pm

Slate writer Jessica Grose asserts that reports of the “campus hook-up culture” are greatly exaggerated.

Professor Glenn Reynolds writes, “Wait, we had hookup culture when I was in college. Where did it go?”

Grose indicates that young scholars are working...

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Notre Dame Prof – Should the Pope Rethink Abortion?

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Posted by    Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 11:00am

Gary Gutting is a philosophy professor who apparently skipped Sunday school.

Hat tip to Ed Morrissey of Hot Air.

Should Pope Francis Rethink Abortion?

Pope Francis has raised expectations of a turn away from the dogmatic intransigence that has long cast a pall over the religious life of many Roman Catholics. His question “Who...

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The Snowiest Colleges in America

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Posted by    Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 9:30am

In the midst of the “Polar Vortex”, some Americans are probably wishing for a little global warming.

However, many are experiencing just a little more winter “climate change” than others. Accuweather took a look at snowfall levels and rated the Top 10 Snowiest Colleges.

Unsurprisingly, Pr...

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Randolph Macon College Student – Voter ID Laws, Election Fraud, and the Stakeholders

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Guest Post by Tyler Weisman    Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 8:00am

Whether or not voter fraud happens or voter ID necessary or unjust, it’s fairly easy to see who has an invested interest in the issue: politicians.

Even if voter fraud is nonexistent or even if voter ID laws don’t disenfranchise anyone, politicians still have much to gain from the conflict itself. Both...

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Scholarships Available for UCSD’s Beer School

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Posted by    Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 5:00pm

One of the few growth industries in California is microbrewing.

So, for a student who wants to “Major in Fun” and enjoy Golden State sunshine, the University of California – San Diego may have a scholarship for you.

San Diego brewer Karl Strauss Brewing Company announced last week that will offer two scholarships to UC...

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Mitch Daniels Pens An Open Letter to the People of Purdue

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Posted by    Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 3:30pm

Purdue president Mitch Daniels lays out numerous reforms for higher ed in this letter.

An Open Letter to the People of Purdue

One year ago today I took up my new assignment as your Purdue colleague. I did so with the deepest respect for Purdue’s great history and traditions, but also in the...

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State Funding For Colleges Beginning to Rebound

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Posted by    Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 2:00pm

One reason colleges and universities have had to tighten fiscal belts in recent years was a decline in funding obtained from the states.

However, recent numbers show that the money belt may be loosening a bit.

State support for higher education is coming back. Slowly.

Spending by legislatures on colleges ticked up nearly 6%...

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